Dolores “Dee” M. Rosberg, 92, of Bismarck, passed away in her sleep on Nov. 22, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Bismarck. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Corpus Christi with Rev. Paul Becker officiating. Burial will be held at the Birka Lutheran Cemetery, rural Washburn.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a rosary/vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dolores Diepolder Rosberg was born on Nov. 29, 1921 in Willow City, ND to Walter and Sylvia Diepolder. She was educated at Notre Dame Academy in Willow City and graduated in 1939. From there, she attended College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota, graduating in 1943 with a degree in English. She then went on to teach high school in Washington, Idaho, Bismarck and Garrison. Dee met the love of her life, Denver G. Rosberg, and they married on August 22, 1952 and lived on the farm between Underwood and Washburn. While living there, she taught in the country school nearby and CCD at St. Bonaventure Church for many years. In 1966, they adopted their daughter, Pauline, from Canada. They welcomed her into their lives and loved and raised her as their own.
Dolores was a very faithful woman who believed in education. She and her husband, Denver, established a scholarship fund for the University of Mary, and she was an active Regent for many years. She was an active member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Underwood, and then Corpus Christi Church when she moved to Bismarck. Dolores believed in participating in prayer chains on a regular basis as long as she could. She was active with the Red Hat Society, RSVP Volunteers Group, Golden K, Dakota Resource Council, church guild and especially the Democratic organizations. Dolores made sure she voted again on this last election and quoted that it is our civic duty to stand for what we believe is right. She loved spending time with family, and especially her great grandchildren. Dee lived with her daughter Pauline and husband Bruce the last year and a half, and she brought much joy and love to their home.
She is survived by her daughter, Pauline Rosberg and husband Bruce Schmaltz; three grandchildren, Sr. Gianna (Jessica), Missionaries of Charity in the Bronx, New York; Jordan (Dawn) Schmaltz and their children Kylie, Cole, Brooklyn and Gavin, all of Bismarck; and Jennifer Schmaltz and her children, Scarlett and Ember, of Bismarck. She is also survived by her brother, Donald (Dora) Diepolder, of Rugby; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, her parents, two sisters-in-law and a niece and a nephew.
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